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Architecture, Art, Construction Updates, Denver Photographs, Downtown Living
Downtown Denver Photos
December 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm 4
With some recent free time I have captured some photos in and around Downtown Denver on two separate urban hikes. I really enjoyed getting out and photographing Downtown Denver area since I did not have much free time to do so during the summer and fall. To begin, here is a series of photos captured from the Auraria Campus. The crane for 1144 Fifteenth Street is visible. When Looking closely, you can see a concrete boom just above the roofline of 1401 Lawrence that is in place to pour concrete for the elevator shaft of 1144 Fifteenth Street. It won't be long before 1144 Fifteenth Street makes a major impact on the Denver skyline. Downtown Denver Here is one looking towards the north where we can see The Confluence, a 34-story luxury apartment building that is under construction. Confluence Denver Downtown Denver Denver Skyline Downtown Denver Here are a few pictures a little closure to 1144 Fifteenth Street: Denver construction The glass installation is moving along at 1144 Fifteenth Street. Denver skyscraper construction Downtown Denver Here are some black and white photos of Downtown Denver I captured while walking around: Denver black and white photography Black and white photography Denver Black and white photography Denver Lodo at night And a few Downtown Denver photographs in color: Denver Union Station Holidays Denver Union Station all set for the holidays with Christmas lights. Denver Union Station Christmas Denver Union Station Holidays Bridge over Cherry Creek. Denver Cherry Creek Bridge Here are a few photographs I snagged around the Denver Art Museum. Clyfford Still Museum Denver Art Museum The ART Hotel has been open for over a year now and I see it as a nice addition to this part of Broadway. Denver Broadway at night Art Hotel At night Denver Art Museum An eclectic mix of architectural styles in a relatively small area of Denver. Civic Center Park Night Civic Center Park Denver Here is one of the Clyfford Still Museum: Art Museum Denver I hope you all enjoyed taking a look at some of my recent photos of Denver.  
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Construction Updates, Denver Photographs
Denver Skyline Looking West
November 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm 6
The Denver Skyline is my favorite subject to photograph. The Wednesday before turkey day I snapped a couple photos of the Denver Skyline looking towards the Rocky Mountains. To the right of the Four Seasons, you can see the crane of 1155 Fifteenth Street. Based on this, the top portion of 1144 Fifteenth Street will be visible from this vantage point. The Denver Skyline sure does look impressive looking towards to mountains. I going to get a print of the black and white one and hang it on my wall along with my other favorite photos of Denver. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, Justin Denver Skyline Denver Skyline
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Architecture, Construction Updates
Downtown Denver/Union Station October update
October 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm 4
Hi amigos,  I have been way overdue to post a Denver construction update. Work has really taken off the last few months which has been exciting to see. However, I have not had a much time to devote to Denver Urban Review. This past weekend I had some down time, grabbed the camera and headed downtown to enjoy a beautiful fall day in the Mile High City. Here are some photos I captured of the construction in Denver during this most recent urban hike. Some of the projects are really beginning to make a significant impact on Denver's architectural landscape. First, over in Riverfront Park The Confluence is taking shape at 15th Street and Little Raven. The 288-unit building will feature studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The Confluence will reach 34 floors once finished. The Confluence has reached the 29th floor- so 5 more floors until this puppy tops off. justin-2 Denver construction   Denver construction   Denver construction   Denver construction   Denver Architecture Next is 1776 Curtis, a residential high-rise that will reach 29 floors, with the 29th floor serving as a mechanical penthouse. A total of 359 apartment units will be offered in studio, one, and two bedroom options. The 28th floor will feature penthouse units. The development will also include 999 17th Street, a 9-story office building that will be located at the 17th Street side of the block. Denver architecture Denver architecture Denver construction Denver construction   In downtown Denver at 15th and California we find the dual-brand hotel project that is being developed by White Lodging.  This site will become an AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel and has topped off at 20 floors. Construction began in September. This project is under construction one block from the Colorado Convention Center. White Lodging also developed the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel located on 14th Street that opened in November. Denver Hotel Denver Hotel Denver construction Denver Hotel Next we se the site of 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 40-story skyscraper under construction in downtown Denver at 15th Street and Arapahoe. This building will feature 640,000 square feet of office space. Pickard Chilton the architecture firm that designed 1144 Fifteenth Street. Denver Skyscraper construction Denver skyscraper Denver construction 1144's elevator shaft is now visible from Larimer Square. Larimer Square Denver skyscraper Just a stone’s throw away is the site of the 22-story 1401 Lawrence project. The building has now reached its top floor. This is another Denver project where The Beck Group designed the building and is also serving as the general contractor. Work is just about complete on this project so this will be the last time this project is featured on the Denver construction update. It has been a enjoyable covering this project from the start. Denver construction Denver development Denver construction justin-28 Denver architecture Here are a few of my favorites of 1401 Lawrence from its time under construction: Downtown Denver Denver Construction 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence   Beck Group Denver
A tower crane was recently installed at the 1401 Lawrence site. Denver Urban Review Feb. 2015

A tower crane was recently installed at the 1401 Lawrence site. Denver Urban Review Feb. 2015

Next is a look at the construction site of the 12-story Kimpton Hotel. This project will also include a 5-story office component as well. The hotel will house 200 rooms and space for ground floor retail/restaurants will also be constructed. This development is taking shape adjacent to the Denver Union Station train platform. Denver Construction Denver construction Denver Hotel In the below photo one can see that work is underway on The Coloradan. The first condominium building in the Union Station neighborhood. Located at 1750 Wewatta Street, the $200 million, 334-unit condominium project is slated to be complete in September 2018.Denver Union Station Construction Also in the above photo one can see the progress of Union Tower West and Pivot Denver. A ground-level photo of The Coloradan construction site: Union Station Denver Here is a closer look at Union Tower West. At 18th and Wewatta Union Tower West will feature a 180-room Hotel Indigo along with 100,000 square feet of leasable office space. Atlanta-based Portman-holdings is the developer. Union Station Denver The Ashley Union Station,  a subsidized housing project has also made good progress: Ashley Union Station Pivot Denver is taking shape at 18th and Wewatta. Pivot Denver is set to feature a Whole Foods grocery store. Pivot Denver will include 580 apartment units. Holland Partner Group is the developer and Davis Partnership Architects designed the structure. Union Station Denver Pivot Denver Union Station Denver Work continues at 1709 Chestnut. this development will include two building, with one reaching 24 floors and the other reaching 12 floors. Union Station Denver Denver Union Station Central Platte Valley The AMLI Riverfront Green apartment project continues to make progress. This project will feature 300 units once complete and is located at 18th and Little Raven. Denver construction 16 Chestnut, an office project that will rise to 19 floors, is taking shape adjacent to Denver’s Millennium Bridge. 16 Chestnut Here are a couple panos of the Union Station area construction: Union Station Denver Denver Union Station Construction And here is one from Diamond Hill. The Confluence is really making an impact from this view. 1144 Fifteenth St. can also be seen just to the left of the Four Seasons. Downtown Denver Thank you for stopping by and take care, Justin Feel free to connect if you are anyone you know has a need for outstanding real estate photography. If so, I invite you to take a look at my real estate photography website: justinmartinphotography.com     
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Construction Updates, Project Announcements
Construction begins on The Coloradan
August 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm 1

East West Partners, announced this week that they have broken ground and begun construction on The Coloradan, the first condominium building in the Union Station neighborhood. Located at 1750 Wewatta Street, the $200 million, 334-unit condominium project is slated to be complete in September 2018.  Residences will be offered for sale in 2017.

The Coloradan Union Station

Rendering of the Coloradan courtesy East West Partners

“The Coloradan is the final piece of the Union Station puzzle – the last building to go vertical in the area surrounding the train platform and canopy and the only opportunity to own a piece of this newly iconic neighborhood,” said Chris Frampton, managing partner of East West Partners. “At The Coloradan, the City of Denver will really be the primary amenity as residents will literally be in the heart of everything when they step out the front door.”

The Coloradan’s 334 condominium residences will be comprised of:

  • 33 Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) residences with pricing set by the affordability requirements estimated to be in the mid to high $200Ks
  • 294 Studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom residences ranging from the high $200Ks to $1.3M;
  • 7 19th Floor Penthouse residences ranging from $1.6M to $3.0M.

Approximately 19,000 square feet of ground floor retail will be constructed at the The Coloradan. Amenities include a rooftop pool deck and club room, residents’ lobby, fitness room and a residents’ garden as well as a 447-space parking garage.

“As Coloradans ourselves, we know there is something truly unique about this city and we designed this project to celebrate everything we love about living downtown,” said Frampton. “From the location to the mountain views to the exceptional attention to the little details that matter, The Coloradan will embody the Colorado experience.  Our mission is to create a vibrant, fun, conscientious place to live that connects residents to their community and the future of Colorado in an authentically Denver way.”

The Coloradan is being constructed by GE Johnson Construction Company and project management services for the project are being provided by BuildMark.  The project architect is GBD based in Portland, Oregon.  Urban Legend Retail and The F+B Group will be curating and marketing the retail space. 

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Construction Updates
Denver Construction Update: July
July 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm 9
It is time again to take a look at the progress of the construction projects in Denver. The first project on our tour is the construction site of the Country Club Towers. This project is located just to the southwest of the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Downing Street. Two 31-story residential towers will stand and house a total of 551 apartment units. The Country Club Towers broke ground in June of 2015. The Broe Group is the developer. Denver Construction Country Club Tower Denver In Denver’s Golden Triangle is the construction site of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Contemporary Art. This construction site is located at 12th Avenue and Bannock Street. The Kirkland Museum currently resides in Capitol Hill and will move to the new Golden Triangle location once complete. Shaw Construction is the general contractor. Kirkland Museum of Fine Art Kirkland Museum of Fine Art Kirkland Museum of Fine Art Just a block away at 13th and Cherokee is the construction site of the Eviva Cherokee apartment project. The Beck Group provided architectural services on this development and is also serving as the general contractor. Once finished Eviva Cherokee will rise to 19 floors. Atlanta-based Integral Group is the developer. Justin-116 Eviva Cherokee Eviva Cherokee Eviva Cherokee Walking north into downtown Denver at 15th and California we find the dual-brand hotel project that is being developed by White Lodging.  This site will become an AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel and will rise to 20 floors once complete. Construction began in September. This project is under construction one block from the Colorado Convention Center. White Lodging also developed the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel located on 14th Street that opened in November. Justin-96  a Starwood/ Le Meridien Hotel  a Starwood/ Le Meridien Hotel Heading down 15th Street is the site of 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 40-story skyscraper under construction in downtown Denver at 15th Street and Arapahoe. This building will feature 640,000 square feet of office space. Pickard Chilton the architecture firm that designed 1144 Fifteenth Street. 1144 Fifteenth Street Justin-100 1144 Fifteenth Street Just a stone’s throw away is the site of the 22-story 1401 Lawrence project. The building has now reached its top floor. This is another Denver project where The Beck Group designed the building and is also serving as the general contractor. 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence Over in Riverfront Park The Confluence is taking shape at 15th Street and Little Raven. The 288-unit building will feature studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The Confluence will reach 34 floors once finished. The Confluence is now rising at a pace of one floor a week. The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver Next is a look at the construction site of the 12-story Kimpton Hotel. This project will also include a 5-story office component as well. The hotel will house 200 rooms and space for ground floor retail/restaurants will also be constructed. This development is taking shape adjacent to the Denver Union Station train platform. Kimpton Hotel Denver Union Station Construction Kimpton Hotel Denver Pivot Denver is taking shape at 18th and Wewatta. Pivot Denver is set to feature a Whole Foods grocery store. Pivot Denver will include 580 apartment units. Holland Partner Group is the developer and Davis Partnership Architects designed the structure. Pivot Denver Pivot Denver Also under construction in the Union Station neighborhood is the mixed-use Union Tower West development at 18th and Wewatta. Union Tower West will feature a 180-room Hotel Indigo along with 100,000 square feet of leasable office space. Atlanta-based Portman-holdings is the developer. Union Tower West Union Tower West Making its debut on the Denver construction update is 16 Chestnut, an office project that will rise to 19 floors. 16 Chestnut will take shape adjacent to Denver's Millennium Bridge. 16 Chestnut 16 Chestnut 16 Chestnut Work continues at 1709 Chestnut. this development will include two building, with one reaching 24 floors and the other reaching 12 floors. 1709 Chesnut Justin-136 Also making its first appearance on the construction update is the AMLI Riverfront Green apartment project. This project will feature 300 units once complete and is located at 18th and Little Raven. AMLI Riverfront Green On the same block as Union Tower West is the construction site of the Ashley Union Station affordable housing project. Ashley Union Station In Denver’s LoDo neighborhood is the mixed-use Dairy Block development at the block of 18th, 19th, Wazee and Blake Streets. This development will feature leasable office space and a hotel that will be managed by Sage Hospitality. Earlier this year it was announced that Prologis will become the signature tenant of the office portion of the development. Justin-130 Dairy Block Justin-90 Next is 1776 Curtis, a residential high-rise that will reach 29 floors, with the 29th floor serving as a mechanical penthouse. A total of 359 apartment units will be offered in studio, one, and two bedroom options. The 28th floor will feature penthouse units. The development will also include 999 17th Street, a 9-story office building that will be located at the 17th Street side of the block. 1776 Curtis 1776 Curtis 1776 Curtis 1776 Curtis In Denver’s Uptown neighborhood at 20th and Logan Street is the Alexan Uptown apartment project. Alexan Uptown will be home to 372 apartment units. Justin-127 Alexan Uptown Alexan Uptown Alexan Uptown Also in Uptown at 17th and Pennsylvania is the site of what will become the future home of the Colorado Health Foundation. Colorado Health Foundation Colorado Health Foundation 5280 Senior Housing is a six-story building that will house 99 residential units. construction on 5280 Senior Housing began the first week of February. This development is located at 1615 Pennsylvania Street in the Uptown neighborhood of Denver. 5280 Senior Housing 5280 Senior Housing The last project on the update is SkyHouse Denver. This apartment project has been rising at 18th and Broadway. SkyHouse Denver will feature 354 apartment units and 6,900 square feet of space for ground floor retail. SkyHouse Denver SkyHouse Denver Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the Denver construction update. Glad I was able to find time get out during the holiday weekend; my real estate photography business has really been growing this summer. If you, or someone you know is in real estate and ever needs photos of a property keep me in mind. I invite you to take a look at my real estate photography website: http://justinmartinphotography.com/ Have a great July, Justin
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